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Founder of FWHL. When JD's not writing articles he's probably practicing his Russian or trying to play AC/DC on his guitar.


#13 Brazil 101: Travel and Culture

By JD / June 14, 2018

Are the Brazilian stereotypes of being overly warm and sexual true? Find out in this episode! Today I share an interview with Josh Plotkin from BrazilianGringo.com. Josh is a Portuguese-speaking American expat living in Brazil. We discuss the need to know travel information for visiting or living in Brazil. We also talk about other local […]


#12 Crash Course on The Filipino Dating Scene

By JD / June 11, 2018

In this episode I interview Reekay from Life Beyond The Sea. Reekay is a long time American expat living in the Philippines, and is well known for his website and Youtube channel on everything related to living there. In this interview we take an in-depth look at what the dating scene is like for foreign […]


#11 All About the Russian Language With Nika Minchenko

By JD / June 4, 2018

In this episode I interview Nika Minchenko, the founder of RU-Land Club, an online school for learning Russian as a second language. We talk about some of the difficulties native English speakers face when learning Russian. We also discuss how much Russian you really need in order to effectively date in a Russian speaking country. […]


#10 Redefining the International Romance Tour, with Mark Edward Davis

By JD / May 7, 2018

In this episode I talk with Mark Edward Davis, the co founder and CEO of Dream Connections. Dream Connects offers romance tours in Ukraine, Colombia, and Thailand for men who are looking for a serious relationship overseas. Mark shares some of his personal journey in international dating, and how he met his Ukrainian wife. We […]


#09 Interview with Galina Pinchuk (Lady From Belarus)

By JD / April 30, 2018

In this episode I interview Galina Pinchuk, owner of the marriage/introduction agency called Lady From Belarus. Lady From Belarus is one of only a few agencies in the entire country of Belarus, and is more of an introduction agency than a matchmaking agency. Galina talks about what makes her agency unique and also shares a […]


#08 Ukraine 101 with Olga Reznikova

By JD / April 9, 2018

In this episode I interview Olga Reznikova, a well known Ukrainian Youtuber who is known for her videos on Ukraine and Ukrainian culture. We talk about her native country and answer a lot of the most common questions foreigners have about Ukraine including topics like travel, lifestyle, culture, women and much more!  What you will […]


#07 Happily Married to a Thai Woman for 6 Years

By JD / March 26, 2018

In this episode I interview James, an American man who lives in the USA, and has been happily married to a Thai woman (Rose) for over 6 years. In our interview he shares his story and experience dating overseas. He also shares some great advice on how to find and connect with genuine ladies in […]


#06 Behind the Scenes of an International Marriage Agency with Michael Mordinson

By JD / March 19, 2018

In today’s episode I interview Michael Mordinson, the manager of Mordinson marriage agency in Kharkiv, Ukraine. The Mordinson Agency really has an honest and down to earth mom and pop feel to it that distinguishes it from other agencies. Michael discusses why that is, as he goes into detail about how the agency works to connect […]


#05 Spreading Love in Ukraine: Interview With Ukrainian Matchmaker Svetlana Mukha

By JD / March 12, 2018

In today’s episode I interview Svetlana Mukha, the founder and lead matchmaker for Diolli.com. Diolli specializes in connecting foreign men from around the world with local ladies in Kharkiv, Ukraine.Svetlana shares the story behind the agency, and also discusses the process her agency uses to match its clients. This was a great interview, and there’s […]


#04 Three Questions Every Man Should Ask Himself Before Dating Overseas

By JD / March 2, 2018

In this episode I talk about three probing questions a man should ask himself before looking for a serious relationship overseas. Honestly answering these 3 questions can save you a lot of headache, heartache, and even money!  What you will learn How to check yourself before you wreck yourself while dating abroad plus How a […]

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